Wyoming Hazardous Waste Storage regulations & environmental compliance analysis

Wyoming Hazardous Waste Storage: What you need to know

Governing Law and Regulations

Hazardous waste storage facility rules: The Wyoming Hazardous Waste Rules & Regulations (HWRR) Chapter 1, Section 264 and HWRR Chapter 1, Section 265(interim status)

For a Limited Time receive a FREE EHS Report "Recordkeeping for EHS Managers." This special report contains a recordkeeping checklist to help you keep track of your records for major environmental laws and OSHA's Hazard Communication Standard. Download Now

On-site storage rules for generators: HWRR Chapter 1, Section Section 262 Notification requirement: HWRR Chapter 1, Section 262(a)(v)

Regulatory Agency

Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) Solid and Hazardous Waste Division

Comparison: State vs. Federal

· Rules. Wyoming incorporates by reference the federal hazardous waste storage rules, including those for on-site storage by generators, and adds a notification requirement for hazardous waste small quantity generators (SQGs).

· Administration and enforcement. The DEQ administers and enforces the hazardous waste storage regulations in Wyoming.

State Requirements

NOTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

HWRR Chapter 1, Section 262(a)(v)

The federal rules require SQGs to immediately notify the National Response Center (using their 24-hour toll free number 800/424-8802) in the event of a fire, explosion, or other release which could threaten human health outside the facility, or when the generator has knowledge that a spill has reached surface water. In addition, Wyoming requires an SQG’s emergency coordinator to immediately notify DEQ at its 24-hour telephone number: 307-777-7781.


Read more about Hazardous Waste Storage